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Estimates of Regional and Global Life Expectancy, 1800-2001

James C. Riley
Population and Development Review
Vol. 31, No. 3 (Sep., 2005), pp. 537-543
Published by: Population Council
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3401478
Page Count: 7
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Abstract

Historians and demographers have gone to considerable trouble to reconstruct life expectancy in the past in individual countries. This overview collects information from a large body of that work and links estimates for historical populations to those provided by the United Nations, the World Bank, and other sources for 1950-2001. The result is a picture of regional and global life expectancy at birth for selected years from 1800 to 2001. The bibliography of more than 700 sources is published separately on the web.

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